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News November 09, 2019
ASIO officers broke law on warrant
The agency’s watchdog, tasked with unravelling the breach, has echoed growing concern about flawed and confusing new anti-terror laws.
News October 26, 2019
Morrison government paid empathy consultant $190,000
In a week of senate estimates marked by obfuscation, one official revealed the cost of teaching bureaucrats to interact humanely with farmers facing drought.
News November 02, 2019
Former AFP chief eyes water officials
New Murray–Darling Basin inspector-general Mick Keelty is pushing for tough expanded powers to get answers from those responsible for the river system’s chaos.
News October 19, 2019
Albanese juggles Labor frictions
While the ALP pushes for reform of its troubled NSW branch, the opposition leader faces dissent from federal allies aligned to the party’s Right faction.
News October 12, 2019
Crackdown on large cash transactions
While the government’s proposal to restrict large cash payments is intended to limit criminal activity, opponents of the bill – including some of the Coalition’s own MPs – warn the legislation could ensnare ordinary citizens.
News October 05, 2019
Trump call pulls Morrison into US scandal
As Donald Trump faces the threat of impeachment, Scott Morrison is carefully balancing his responses to the US president’s request for assistance.
News September 28, 2019
Peter Dutton’s latest citizenship move
Legal experts warn that the government’s latest attempt to strip citizenship from dual nationals may cause more problems than it resolves.
News September 21, 2019
The murky ethics of political donations
As Gladys Liu faces questions about raising $1 million for the Liberal Party, a repentant Sam Dastyari is calling for an end to the ‘arms race’ of political donations.
News September 14, 2019
Albanese attempts to pacify backroom disquiet
While Labor faces a raft of legislation intended to split the party’s loyalties, the opposition leader has dismissed critics in his ranks who say he is capitulating to Scott Morrison’s agenda.
News September 07, 2019
Divisions over the religious discrimination bills
The religious anti-discrimination legislation is being closely examined by interested groups.
News August 31, 2019
CIA agents in Australia
In a new book, veteran journalist Brian Toohey argues that covert CIA operatives have worked in Australia for decades, something the government has long denied.
News August 24, 2019
Scott Morrison navigates first year as PM
One year into his prime ministership – and on the back of deploying Australian maritime forces to the Middle East – Scott Morrison is trying to create an impression of a fresh, new government.